There is a lot of really silly talk on the web at the moment which has led me to feel the need to write this post.
Lots of Facebook status`s and twitter posts along with certain blogs ive read would imply that Japan deserved the disaster they are currently undergoing.
The most common opinions being that the tsunami is overdue karma for Pearl Harbor and for killing whales.
This is the kind of crap I expect to hear from the vile people with no teeth who appear on the Jeremy Kyle show or from ill-informed kids in the playground at school who pretend to know what they are talking about.
These are extreme views. They are dangerous and we should steer clear of them.
I’m going to lay out a few facts to these small-minded people and try to change their mindsets.
I wonder to myself why I’m even wasting my time responding to this diarrhea but it has angered me so much that I need to get it off my chest so to speak and try to make people see things a little different.
Lets deal with the Pearl Harbour thing first.
Pearl Harbour happened 70 odd years ago so that would make the Japanese men who were involved and if still alive well into their 90s.
I don`t think we need to look any further into that one do we.
Second opinion that people have is to do with the whales.
`They desevere it cause they kill whales`
Makes you proud to be British doesn`t it?
Its culture clash gone mad. Stupid mindless uneducated claptrap.
So the Japanese deserved the earthquake which led to the tsunami which is now leading to a nuclear disaster because they kill whales. Beggars believe doesn’t it.
People who write or think such rubbish should take a look on our own doorstep first.
We kill foxes. Doesn`t sound that bad does it until you delve deeper into it. Yes its banned now to some degree but open your eyes people, it still goes on. Foxes are hunted down into their dens where their poor little cubs lay in wait for their parent fox to come home with food. Only, on a hunt the parent fox comes home with a pack of hounds in hot pursuit. The hounds then dig their way into the den where they then pull out the petrified cubs and the parent fox and proceed to rip them into shreds while the group of hunters sit on their horses and watch. Japan? No Britain.
We don`t treat hens much better.
There are 30,000,000 chickens in this country – 85% of these are ‘living’ in Battery Farms. Yes 85%. The minimum legal requirement of space for one bird is just under three-quarters the size of an A4 sheet of paper. Go get a sheet of printing paper and look at it.
Over 2,000,000 chickens die in their cages each year from disease caused by improper control of faeces clearing.
Chicken beaks are CUT OFF to stop them causing too much damage to each other.
They spend approximately 72 weeks in this condition before they are slaughtered for pet food, even pies for us.
By then, most are suffering from painful brittle bones caused by standing on the wire bottoms of their cages.
Japan? No, good old Blighty.
Halal is one of the most cruel ways to slaughter animals. Halal means 2 1/2 cut of the throat. To prepare halal meat, the animal has its throat slit and bled to death, whilst bleeding the animal is still alive and in tremendous pain. Japan? No, Great Britain people.
`Well I don’t eat Halal meat.` Sorry to disappoint you mindless fools but yes you do. We all do.
Britain’s biggest supermarket chains are selling halal lamb and chicken without telling unsuspecting shoppers.
Those stocking meat slaughtered according to Islāmic law include Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Somerfield and the Co-op.
And a Mail on Sunday investigation has found that fast-food chains including Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, KFC, Nando’s and Subway are also using halal meat WITHOUT telling customers.
Most lamb imported from New Zealand by British supermarkets has been slaughtered according to Muslim law, but this is NOT mentioned on packaging. Some lamb from British abattoirs is also halal.
So now we have had a brief look at the cruelty that goes on in our OWN country let’s try to understand whaling.
The Japanese have eaten whale meat since the 12th century. And guess what? We used to eat horse meat in this country up untill the 1930s. Yes horse meat. You know, them lovely four-legged creatures that we see bounce around in fields. We used to EAT them. In fact the slaughter, preparation and consumption of horses for food is not against the law. You can still buy horse meat in supermarkets and butchers but it is minimal, and most of the horse meat consumed in the UK is imported from Europe, predominantly the South of France, where it is more widely available.
So the eating of whale meat while may seem strange and unusual to us, is normal in another country. I’m not saying I agree with it or the way they are killed but we must remind ourselves of how we treat animals in this country before we blurt out narrow-minded stupidness on Facebook, Twitter or whatever it may be.
Inceidently, whale meat is a luxury meat now in Japan and has been for several decades. Granted, years ago it made up 50% of the meat consumed in Japan but now days its like us treating ourselves to a nice bit of expensive steak once in a while. Whale meat saved Japan from starvation during world war two.
Recent research, in the summer of 2006, showed that 95% of Japanese NEVER or RARELY eat whale meat and that 69% of Japanese do NOT support whaling in the Southern Ocean. Read this paragraph again and think about it.
In 2007 more than 4,000 tonnes of whale meat sat frozen, unsold, and unwanted in Japanese warehouses.
People are afraid and disgusted by things they don`t understand. Thats why there is so much anti Japan posts and blogs. People don`t understand other cultures.
I’m hoping this blog will help you to realise that we are not perfect in any way shape or form and should curb our tongues from wagging about other cultures and maybe instead put our time into finding out about these cultures and why they do what they do, eat what they eat and live how they live.
Japan needs our prayers and good wishes now and not our bad blogs or silly status reports. They are a decent people whom we should look up to and see how they respect each other and how honest they are.
You will NOT have seen one report of looting in Japan.
They are honest people.
Unlike us Brits. You will remember reports of people scavenging motorbikes on the Devon coast back in 2007, when the contents of a container ship were washed ashore. In the same year, police investigated reports of looting at flood-hit properties in West Yorkshire.
And hurricane Katrina. Remember the looting there?
The Japanese legal structure rewards honesty.
And to the brave men and women who are at the Fukushima plant laying down their lives trying to keep the fuel rods cool to save Japan. I take my hat off to you all.
Makes you wonder that if the same thing happened here to one or more of the 23 nuclear power stations dotted around the UK would anyone here lay down their life to save you?
Japan wails. Pray for them.